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Hermes Hermessence Violette Volynka was released in late 2022, created by Christine Nagel. A graceful blend of soft Volynka leather (soft-hatch-grained leather known for being waterproof that has a great story of it being found in a shipwreck perfectly preserved after two centuries in the ocean) and the sturdy little sweet violet (sourced from Tourrettes-sur-Loup in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France).
The perfumer notes "I opted for Volynka leather top notes. Its scent is so strong that I wanted to pull it in the opposite direction by pairing it with a delicate flower: violets.”
It has notes of leather and violet. Hermessence Violette Volynka is an eau de toilette, edt.
Reviews of Hermessence Violette Volynka
Fragrantica - "Hermessence Violette Volynka Hermès is very elegant and refined, natural and harmonious. It opens up with transparent and fresh, uplifting notes with some green-woody accords. I can't detect any citrus or fruity notes if that means something.
In the deep drydown on my skin I can feel clean, cold violets with slight powdery iris notes. Also, I think there is a note of clean and green vetiver note, which reminds me of Hermessence Vetiver Tonka. I know it sounds crazy, but on my skin it turn into powdery and cozy vetiver/violet fragrance. This part of the scent life I love most and I think it's very versatile and pleasant. The leather note on my skin it's not prominent or masculine, dark or challenging. It's more like a smooth suede."
Fragrantica - "This is special and very beautifully made. High quality feel to it. The violets and leather dance an equal dance .I would not say I am the biggest fan of leather for the most part but I love it in some perfumes and this being one of them. It adds class and texture. It adds such a rich warm feel to the sweet fresh violets . The composition is rather sweet to my nose but in a very good mature way. It is still very Hermes as in being light and fresh not heavy sticky , very natural feel to it. This is of addictive nature. Bravo !"
Fragrantica - "A soft, chic leather accord, blended to perfection with a slightly powdery violet note...there is no way of telling where the leather ends and the violet begins. Seamless, refined, lustrous and elegant, this fragrance is quintessential Hermes. Very desirable, indeed."
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